Over 19 Hours of free Final Cut Pro X training
Friday, 05 December 2014
Since before Final Cut Pro X, Ripple Training have been known to provide the best video tutorials. As well as great value training products, they also continue to give away hours of training on YouTube.
Here is my YouTube playlist of over 120 videos that can be used as a free training course for those starting out with Final Cut. They have been released almost once a week every week since version 10.0.0 was launched.
The way Final Cut projects and footage is organised changed fundamentally in December 2013, so I’ve set the order of the videos on the play list so that the first video introduces basic editing and the second video shows the way Final Cut used to work. After those videos from 2011, I’ve listed four more recent videos that show the new way that Final Cut works. The playlist is then chronological. You’ll see the old user interface and old way of organising footage and timelines.
As well as these longer tutorials, Ripple also make tip videos in their weekly ‘Final Cut Pro X in under 5 minutes’ series. As the information in each video doesn’t depend on the previous one, their ‘under 5 minutes’ videos page is in reverse chronological order.
These many hours of training are free, but they weren’t designed as a carefully constructed programme. If you do watch them you’ll have to work harder to put everything together. If you find these videos useful, I strongly suggest that you check out Ripple Training’s paid video tutorials. You’ll learn all the same information, but the process will be quicker and the knowledge easier to retain.
For the paid training, start with Final Cut Pro X Core Training, then go on to Media Management in Final Cut Pro X. After that, move on to Sound Editing and Color Correction. Then choose tutorials based on your specific needs: Multicam Editing, Compositing and Advanced Editing in Final Cut Pro X.
If you would like to learn how to edit – to learn the craft of editing itself, consider Ripple’s Creative Editing in Final Cut Pro X tutorial.
Alternatively, if you already know the Final Cut Pro X basics, use these free videos to learn more about areas of the application you are less certain of.